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EDU 111

Perspectives on American Education

Topic 6

Topic 6: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


National Curriculum or National Standards?

Preparing for Today and Tomorrow, Elliot W. Eisner

What Students Need to Learn (Educational Leadership)

Curriculum and Consciousness, Maxine Greene (1971)

Diversity and Inclusion, Maxine Greene (1993)

Schooling as if Democracy Matters (Journal of Educational Controversy)


Busting Myths about Differentiated Instruction, Wormeli, Rick

Response: Several Ways To Differentiate Instruction, Larry Ferlazzo

Alfie Kohn:

“Poor Teaching for Poor Children…in the Name of Reform,” Education Week, April 27, 2011

“It’s Not What We Teach; It’s What They Learn,” Education Week, September 10, 2008

“Unconditional Teaching,” Educational Leadership, September 2005

“Getting-Hit-on-the-Head Lessons,” Education Week, September 7, 2005

Assessment and grades

“The Case Against Grades,” Educational Leadership, November 2011, Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn on Standards and Testing:

“The Trouble with Rubrics,” English Journal, March 2006, Alfie Kohn


Textbook Selection and Respect for Diversity in the United States, SUSAN WATTS-TAFFE

How Do Teachers Use Textbooks

How Texas Inflicts Bad Textbooks on Us, Gail Collins

Teaching content v. teaching students

Hidden curriculum

Technology in education

State and national assessment


EDU 111

Perspectives on American Education

EDRD 640

Foundations and Current Trends in Literacy Research and Practice

EDU 115 (MayX)

The Reel World: The Depiction of Schools on Film

EDU 250/ EDRD 750

Scholarly Reading and Writing in Education

Concerned Scholars & Artists

Reclaiming Facts, Truth, Ethics

dr. p.l. (paul) thomas

educator, public scholar, poet&writer - academic freedom isn't free

Writers Who Care

A blog advocating for authentic writing instruction

Diane Ravitch's blog

A site to discuss better education for all

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